Andrea Schwartz, MD, MPH

Andrea Schwartz, MD, MPH

Geriatrician, VA Boston 

Educator, New England Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Educational and professional experience


2004   Dual degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary

2010    MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Humanities & Medicine Program

2011    MPH, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2014     Internal medicine residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, HVMA Primary Care Program, Management & Leadership Track

2015     Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship

2016-present    Attending Geriatrician, VA Boston and New England Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

2016-2018        Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

2019-present    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

2018-present    Instructor in Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

2019-present    HMS Theme co-director, “Aging Population/End of Life Care”

2018-present    Geriatrics Consult Clinic Medical Director, VA Boston

2018-present    Associate Fellowship Director,  Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship

Current teaching and research interests

Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD MPH, is a geriatrician at VA Boston and an educator in the New England Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). She co-directs the “Aging Population/End of Life Care” theme for medical students at Harvard Medical School and serves as Associate Fellowship Director of the Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship. The recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award from the American Geriatrics Society, Dr. Schwartz teaches in the VA’s national Life Sustaining Treatment Decisions initiative courses and serves on the HMS Arts and Humanities Initiative’s Steering Committee. Her scholarly interests include Geriatrics education for interprofessional trainees, frailty, polypharmacy and humanities in medical education.